7M7 is key to Boeing’s future

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Spirit AeroSystems, the world’s largest aerostructures company

A feature report. By Bjorn Fehrm March 15, 2017, ©. Leeham Co: Spirit AeroSystems is the world’s largest aerostructures supplier, with main facilities in Wichita (KS). I visited Wichita early March and was given a guided tour of the… Read More

Pontifications: Boeing 737-9 roll-out–Nothing Special in the Air

March 6, 2017, © Leeham Co.: Boeing rolls out its 737-9 MAX tomorrow. Last week, I received a call from one of the network/cable news organizations asking, What’s special about this airplane? The answer is: Nothing.

Boeing company uses A321 in website promo

Feb 23, 2017, (c) Leeham Co.: A Boeing company, Inventory Locator Service, yesterday posted an Evolution of Boeing graphic on its website that traces key points in Boeing’s history. There was a problem, however: the airplane at the top… Read More

Iran, Boeing reach agreement on big aircraft order; Trump casts cloud

Dec. 11, 2016: Iran and Boeing reached an agreement on the 80-airplane order that includes 50 737 MAX 8s, 15 777-300ERs and 15 777-9s. The final contract still has unspecified contingencies before it can be booked as firm orders,… Read More

Pontifications: Airbus, Boeing still can sell planes to Iran Air

Nov. 21, 2016, © Leeham Co.: The vote last week by the US House of Representatives to block Airbus and Boeing from selling airplanes to Iran Air doesn’t do this, even if the US Senate goes along and… Read More

UPS order tops off 747-8 line through 2020

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Pontifications: Reorganization at Airbus

  Oct. 3, 2016, © Leeham Co.: Airbus confirmed Friday the news reports from Bloomberg and Reuters that a major organizational restructuring of the company is underway. The Wall Street Journal had this report Friday. Airbus Group CEO… Read More

Weekly Analyst Synopsis: Rolls, Boeing and leasing companies

Sept. 28, 2016: This week’s aerospace analyst research synopsis looks at Rolls-Royce. aircraft leasing companies and the implications to supply-and-demand, and the Iran Air order clearance by the US for Boeing.

Pontifications: A380 “oh-woe-is-me” valid, if premature

Sept. 19, 2016, © Leeham Co. The real (very boring) headline should be: “Aircraft lease reaches end.” This was the wry comment by Alasdair Whyte of Aircraft Investor last week, reporting on media coverage of Singapore Airlines’ decision… Read More